. and i am glad that we have with us some of the most gifted people who are going to provide all this information -- linda gasparello, of this program. >> very funny. >> yes, the lights in here are extort nearly bright -- are extraordinarily bright. arnaud de borchgrave -- did you start any of these wars? >> ago and won, lost 17. >> very good. thence samuel, you're with "national journal," "the washington times." bad experiences in the past? >> i'm trying to put as much as possible into this diminishing brain before i have to leave you. >> my goodness, what a terrible way to begin. terence samuel, how is your diminishing rain? terence samuel, with the -- how is your diminishing brain? we're had to have on the board today, a grand digit -- a brand new guest, daniel stone, of "newsweek" magazine. there it is, but it is about to undergo a vast change because in newspaper genius is taking over, and we are waiting to see if she can work her magic one more time. terence, your magic, what is happening on capitol hill? we have had some quietude after the violence of the previous week's.